HarperCollins Publishers

  • Assistant Designer

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Art & Design
  • Overview



    We are currently seeking a creative and motivated Assistant Designer to join the Harper Art team.


    • Designs book mechanicals for approximately 100 titles a year with guidance from VP, Senior Director.
    • Keep projects on a timely schedule and keep supervisor in the loop on projects.
    • Design some trade paperback and hardcover bound galleys and route mechanicals accordingly.
    • Archive all projects on time and be aware of production status.
    • Provide design support to supervisors, as needed.
    • Provide general assistance on special projects, as needed.
    • Archive all projects in DAM, keep supervisor informed of project status and keep production status on server updated.


    • Minimum 1 year of design experience
    • Book cover design experience strongly preferred  
    • Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, timely routing of materials
    • Pre-press experience preferred
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to set priorities under pressure
    • Strong Mac skills and design skills using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
    • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
    • A strong interest in Fiction and Non-Fiction Adult Trade books
    • College degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, Typography, and/or Illustration preferred


    HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books.  When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job.  That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred. 


    HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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